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San Diego Central Public Library

San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, opened its doors to a new building, a 497,654 square feet on September 28, 2013. The New facility has over 400 computer devices, 22 study rooms, a charter high school, 3D printer (maker lab), auditorium, teen center, homework center, Veteran’s Resource Center, art gallery, rare book room, children’s library, café and much more.

The San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common is the heart of the City of San Diego Public Library system, and a major cultural and recreational facility that provides a wide variety of services to San Diego residents and the 35-branch library system.

The San Diego Public Library collection consists of
• More than 5.3 million books, including e-books, and audio-visual materials
• 3,138 periodical subscriptions
• 1.6 million government documents; and
• More than 265,295 books in 25 languages other than English

Upcoming event at San Diego Central Public Library

Swing Dance Under The Dome

  • Monday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Enjoy a beautiful evening and join us at the San Diego Library – where you can enjoy a beginner-friendly Swing dance lesson and some social dancing to great music with a view of the gorgeous San Diego evening sky! Swing Dancing San Diego will lead an introductory swing dance lesson and host a rooftop social dance outside on the 9th floor terrace under the dome – great fun, great music ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego Central Public Library

Swing Dance Under The DomeApril 22, 2019

Author Of The MonthMay 4, 2019

Library Next Presents: Exploring the Science of Harry PotterMay 6, 2019

Karaoke Beatdown: Can You Outsing A Librarian?May 11, 2019

Past events

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Business hours

Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
Monday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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